Box of silk cocoons from Centennial Exhibition
Paper, organic material
overall (in box): 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm )
printed: top of box: "JOSEPH NEWUMANN. / SILK WORM . MALE MOTHS FEMALE / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL." handwritten: on bottom of box, on label: "25." printed: on paper insert: ""JOS. NEWMANN, / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. / AT THE CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Purple cardboard box with removable lid containing four silk worm cocoons and a description of commercial silk culture in America.
These souvenir cocoons were from the American Silk Department segment of the Centennial International Exhibition of Philadelphia. The paper insert describes the commercial production of spun silk.
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